Copper vessels on store racks look exceedingly shiny and inviting. You are tempted to buy them and add to your collection of ‘traditional’ ware. In fact, Copper utensils not only look nice, there are many health benefits linked to eating, drinking and cooking in copper too. Drinking water stored in copper vessels overnight has become quite popular now.

Buying these vessels is one thing, but maintaining their shine over daily usage is quite another. Here are a few excellent home remedies to get rid of those ugly stains –

Vinegar and salt: Rub a mixture of 1 tablespoon of table salt and 1 cup of white vinegar onto the copper with a soft cloth and rinse. Or, immerse the tarnished copper into a pot of 3 cups of water and the salt-vinegar mixture, bring to a boil and boil until the grime and tarnish comes off. Once the copper is cool, wash it with soap and water, rinse and rub with a soft cloth.

Lemon: To naturally clean copper pots and pans, and less fragile copper pieces, cut a lemon in half, add salt to the cut side and rub gently onto the item. You can also make a paste with lemon juice, and equal parts salt and non-oxidized cornstarch or baking soda.

Baking soda: Combine this mineral with lemon juice to clean copper naturally, or sprinkle just baking soda onto a cloth and polish the tarnished copper.

Ketchup:We agree that using Ketchup on your Copper Vessels does seem impractical and a little weird too. But it’s a fact that ketchup’s natural acidity does help in removing copper stains. Spread some ketchup on the vessel and let it stay for several minutes to allow the ketchup’s acidity to start its work here. Then scrub it with a soft sponge or a nylon pad. After rinsing it, polish the utensil with a cloth soaked in olive oil. Leave it to dry and see the positive results for yourself.

Vinegar and Flour:Earlier you read about vinegar with the combination of salt. Now try using it with flour as well as salt. Create a mixture of one tablespoon of salt and one cup of white vinegar. After mixing it well add some flour and make it a paste. Apply this paste on the affected vessel leave it for fifteen minutes. Then rinse it with warm water and polish.

At Metasmith we promise to not only deliver you our excellent copper product but also to provide you with our special “METACLEANER” that is specially designed to help you easily clean your copper utensil, this excellent cleaner comes as a complimentary gift from our side.For usage of this, simply shake the cleaner bottle before use.Then apply a thin layer of this liquid polish with a sponge or cloth and at the end rub lightly until the polish begins to disappear.

The interior of your luxury cookware is lined with tin.This lining may get discoloured over time, this may happen after a few years or may not happen for many years, depending on how often you use your cookware.This process of the tin lining fading away is natural and not in any way suggests that the cookware cant be brought back to use.For bringing the cookware back to use you can do retaining of your utensil.However in order to restore the tinning for a long time always fill the pot or a pan with liquid or fat before putting directly over the flame or heat source, you are also advised to stir or mix with a wooden or plastic spoon or spatula rather than metal for more life.It is also very likely for the cookware to loose its shine and colour over time.This happens naturally, however this in no way suggests that the kitchenware is unfit for use.This de-colouring of the metaware from the outside is ought to happen as the exterior is made with pure copper and this phenomena is mark of our quality copper.You as a customer are advised to use only the Metasmith cleaner for re-shining your metaware from the outside, please refer to the cleaning guide for further help.

At Metasmith, we are always eager to help you, once you become our valuable customer we will always be happy to provide after sales services and to ensure that you have a quality experience with us.For any more query regarding maintenance of your luxury Copper utensil email us at: support@metasmith.com

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